Sunday, February 17, 2013

White Pizza with Spinach

White Pizza with Spinach
This week our Friday night pizza ended up being on Sunday afternoon.  The DIY Guy was ice fishing this weekend and I wanted him to be able to taste this newest creation.  I'm glad he enjoyed it because I loved it! And doesn't it look fresh and inviting?

Recipe Source:  Inspired from Cooking Light


The spinach is first wilted with some garlic - just enough so it is not turned to mush.  At this point I discarded the garlic - you could keep the garlic in but I thought the spinach was flavored just right.


In a separate bowl, I combined the cheeses - a great combo of ricotta, romano and mozzarella... I also added a bit of fresh black pepper.


The cheese is spread on the dough and baked for about 10 minutes... add the wilted spinach and heat through for another 2 minutes.


The flavor is fantastic and like Popeye - you can eats your spinach!



I truly recommend giving this a try!  I will also be experimenting with steamed broccoli.  White pizza with broccoli was very popular where I come from in upstate NY - no one has ever heard of it here in the mid-west.  Watch for a future post!

Ingredients:
-about 12 oz. pizza dough or make your own dough
 -2 T olive oil
-3 cloves garlic sliced thin
-5 cups fresh baby spinach
 - 2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
 -2 oz grated romano or parmesan cheese
-3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
 -3 T 2% milk
-1 clove garlic minced
-corn meal

Preparation:
1. Preheat pizza stone at 500 for 45 minutes
2. Combine 1 ½ T olive oil and sliced garlic in large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until garlic starts to sizzle; add spinach and cook until wilted (about 2 minutes) - keep aside (I discarded garlic at this point)
3. Combines the cheeses, milk and minced garlic in a bowl
4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board (12-14”) and then move to a pizza peel that has been dusted with cornmeal. Pierce dough with fork about 20 times. Next spread cheese mixture to ½” of dough edge. Bake for 10 minutes until crust is golden and cheese slightly light brown. Remove and add spinach, slide back onto stone and bake for 2 additional minutes until heated through
 5. Remove and brush edges of crust with remaining olive oil. Slice 6 ways.

5 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Definitely going to make it very soon!

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  2. Looks delicious, Deb! Pinned and shared on Facebook!

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  3. Aubrey @ Homegrown and HealthyFebruary 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    With a list of ingredients like that you can't go wrong!! Yum.

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  4. Looks so delicious light and healthy! I love a white pizza, have never had broccoli on one but will definitely try it. Need more veggies in the diet. :)
    Glad to have found your blog!

    Visiting from the GYB link party on Call me PMc. www.pinkpatisserie.blogspot.com

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